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Discover the heartland of Outback Queensland on this easy-paced short break package
Day 1: Sunday - Longreach
Feel that sense of freedom and adventure as you arrive into Longreach. Fly/Rail guests will be met at Longreach Airport on arrival. You’re standing in the true heartland of Outback Queensland, home of legends, larrikins and our pioneering giants. Get acquainted on an introductory town tour with our Savannah Guides Operator Driver-Guide before checking into your accommodation. Dinner tonight will be at the Bird Cage Hotel, a local favourite!
4 nights Longreach Motor Inn (Optional upgrade to Mitchell Grass Retreat or Saltbush Retreat)
Day 2: Monday - Longreach
This morning, experience the warm hospitality of local graziers with a visit to nearby Camden Park Station. You’ll be treated to a personalised tour of the property capped off with a delicious morning tea. Back in town, wander the Qantas Founders Museum and join a guided tour of the newly opened Airpark. Late afternoon board the Longreach Explorer for the award-winning Drover’s Sunset Cruise on the mighty Thomson River. Unwind with onboard nibbles and drinks, watching a magnificent outback sunset. Enjoy a two-course table-service dinner under the stars at the entertaining Smithy’s Outback Dinner & Show. Top off the evening with billy-tea and freshly baked damper.
Day 3: Tuesday - Longreach
After a relaxed breakfast, join your guide for a short drive west from town to Lily Lagoon – a local favourite. Part of the Thomson River system, the lake emerges temporarily after rain. The lily-filled waterhole is perfect for bird-watching or a relaxing walk. Enjoy a traditional billy-tea then tour the nearby cattle sale yards. Explore the five themed galleries of the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame, then take your seat for the Cinematic Experience to discover the world of the Aussie Stockman. Own arrangements for lunch in downtown Longreach with time for some outback styled retail therapy! Late afternoon join your tour group for a short drive to Ilfracombe. Founded in 1891, it was a transport hub for Wellshot Station, which at the time held the largest number of sheep on any station in the world. We’ll cap off the tour with an authentic pub dinner at the historic Wellshot Hotel. Then it’s time for Longreach’s latest sensation the Luminescent Longreach Sound & Light Show.
Day 4: Wednesday - Winton
Be prepared to be impressed with the changing landscapes as we travel from Longreach to Winton. We visit the Australian Age of Dinosaurs perched high on a magnificent mesa overlooking the plains where dinosaurs once roamed! Onsite dinosaur enthusiasts treat us to a top-class interpretive tour of the laboratory, collection room and Dinosaur Canyon. In Winton see the quirky Arno’s Wall, the Musical Fence and learn the story behind Australia’s unofficial national anthem at the Waltzing Matilda Centre. Return to Longreach late afternoon. Dinner tonight will be at your accommodation.
Day 5: Thursday - Longreach
Wake up to your last outback sunrise and a tasty breakfast before checking out of your accommodation. Your tour will conclude after breakfast this morning with a transfer to either Longreach Railway Station or Longreach Airport. Guests choosing to rail back to Brisbane aboard the Spirit of the Outback will enjoy all meals whilst onboard.
Prices (per person)
|2021 Tour Prices||Twin Share||Single|
|5 DAY PACKAGE departing Longreach||$2129*||$2739*|
|6 DAY FLY/RAIL PACKAGE Brisbane - Longreach - Brisbane||$2838*||$3448*|
Minimum tour numbers apply. Itinerary subject to change.
*Subject to availability. Rail price based on Aust. Govt. Senior Card holder fares in a First Class Sleeper on the Spirit of the Outback between Brisbane and Longreach. Please ask for Queensland Pensioner and Full Adult rail fares. Included Economy flights are with an airline of Outback Aussie Tours choosing and subject to the airline’s booking and carriage conditions.
Prices do not include: travel insurance; meals not specified in the itinerary; drinks; laundry; optional activities; and items of a personal nature.
The Best of The Outback! We have just had the best holiday of all time, every day there was something different and our guide was a fantastic, caring person that had a great knowledge of this great country he also possessed a great sense of fun, we flew to Brisbane from Sydney, travelled on the overnight train to longreach and had 4 nights there. We also met some lovely couples that we will keep in touch with.Pat C, Sydney
Brilliant! Thanks to the awesome Outback Aussie Tours team for a fantastic tour! Outback Aussie Tours were the perfect hosts and without them, my time in the Outback would not have been half as good. I loved every minute of my Outback experience. Particularly the Drovers Sunset Cruise - relaxing sunset cruise down the Thomson River with beautiful bird life, friendly turtles and amazing sunset colours; Smithy's Outback Dinner and Live Show - delicious, live music & love the setting; Camden Park Station - interesting station & Homestead tour followed by incredible sunset & delicious dinner at the fabulous "Outback Yacht Club"; Longreach School of Distance Education - fascinating, want to bring my children back here; Qantas Founders Museum - really interesting museum and Jets Tour; Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame - lots of intriguing history and loved the entertaining Outback Stockman's Show (what a great character & loved his animals too!); Australian Age of Dinosaurs - loved the laboratory & collections room tours, and the sunset dinner was spectacular high up on the mesa; Lark Quarry - incredible to see & learn of what happened there millions of yrs ago. I could go on and on! Most of all, thanks Outback Aussie Tours for being so welcoming, friendly, knowledgeable, caring, interested, entertaining and such incredible hosts! I won't forget my absolutely fantastic time in the Outback for a very long time..Pollysan27, Sunshine Coast
Just Great! We booked a getaway tour package with these guys and I can tell you, there is nothing you need to worry about. Longreach had, had several inch's of rain before we had arrived so much so that the train couldn't run but the folk at Aussie Outback tours did everything that they could do and more to make our trip special. These folk went the extra mile and more. We couldn't speak more highly of them. Thanks guys for the great adventure.Mindencattle, QLD
2021 Tours: Travel at 2020 prices if booked by 30 September 2020.
2021 Tours: Past passengers travel at 2020 prices if booked at least two months prior to departure.
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